The Critique of Practical Reason

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The Critique of Practical Reason is the second of Immanuel Kant's three critiques. It follows on from Kant's Critique of Pure Reason and deals with his moral philosophy. The second Critique exercised a decisive influence over the subsequent development of the field of ethics and moral philosophy, beginning with Johann Gottlieb Fichte's Doctrine of Science and becoming, during the 20th century, the principal reference point for deontological moral philosophy. Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher, who, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is "the central figure of modern philosophy." Kant argued that fundamental concepts of the human mind structure human experience, that reason is the source of morality, that aesthetics arises from a faculty of disinterested judgment, that space and time are forms of our understanding, and that the world as it is "in-itself" is unknowable. Kant took himself to have effected a Copernican revolution in philosophy, akin to Copernicus' reversal of the age-old belief that the sun revolved around the earth.

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), a central figure in modern philosophy, was born in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He spent his entire life within the boundaries of this small university town, leading many to characterize his life as outwardly uneventful. However, the intellectual journey he undertook revolutionized philosophical thinking and continues to influence a broad spectrum of disciplines. Kant's 'The Critique of Practical Reason' (1788), the second of his critical works, delves into moral philosophy and sets the foundation for his moral theory, which pivots on the concept of the categorical imperative. This work follows his most famous book, 'The Critique of Pure Reason' (1781), which addresses the limitations and scope of human understanding. Known for his rigorous and systematic approach to philosophical problems, Kant sought to reconcile rationalism and empiricism and his ideas about autonomy, the moral law, and the nature of the human being as an end in itself had a profound impact on later philosophical thought and ethical theory. His style is characterized by a meticulous and often complex exposition of his thoughts, which has led to the development of a vast body of Kantian scholarship aimed at interpreting and analyzing his substantial contribution to philosophy.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 315 Seiten

Größe: 338,9 KB

ISBN: 8596547008309